Small Parts Inc. was well represented at The Battery Show 2011 in Novi, MI

Small Parts Inc. shows metal stamping capability at The Battery Show 2011

There have always been metal stamping companies in America’s industrial complex, but not all are adept at stamping parts and making custom assemblies at the same time. Small Parts Inc. showed enough of its capabilities at The Battery Show 2011 in Novi, Michigan to prove it is a company who can.

Lest you wonder why a stamping company might be present at The Battery Show 2011 on October 25th, think about all those connectors, terminals, both high and low voltage, not to mention clips and clamps to just hold the wiring harness.

Each part has to be stamped, crimped, bent and possibly assembled to another part or welded. Point is, electrification of the automobile will not kill the stamping industry; quite the contrary, it will likely grow along with the increase in copper.

Fact is, we often get shocked by fancy technologies but forget that designing, building and mass producing metal parts for the auto industry, and now its EV equivalent, is both a science and an art. Furthermore, you need experienced design and build companies to get the parts on time and with the quality you need and deserve.

Enter Small Parts Inc. at this year’s The Battery Show

The mission of Small Parts Inc. is to meet the global demands of metal stamping customers by providing custom metal components and subassemblies.

The company website and mission statement says the company is a low risk, responsive supplier that applies innovative technology to add value to their products. They believe in conducting business with honesty, integrity, dignity and respect, striving for above-industry returns on investments for their stakeholders.

One look at the progressive die strips on the table at the Battery Show and my eyes were caught right away. I noted that it had been a long time since I designed a progressive die, actually 1971 when I was at Holley Carburetor working in tool design under Fred Hafer and Jack Fesenmeijer, my die design mentor. Then two reps from the company gave me the tour of their products.

No matter what the parts, by combining its technical expertise in stamping and subassembly, Small Parts, Inc. is able to provide manufacturers and their component suppliers with superior value through design and project support, while emphasizing value-added manufacturing.

Having been both a supplier and an OEM employee, I know that a true partnership must provide design support, value-added engineering, project management, logistics expertise, and reduced overhead.

The company says, it has many areas of expertise and capabilities, including the following:

- Integrated supply chain, particularly for Non Ferrous Applications.
- Expertise in stainless and spring steel parts and heat treating.
- Reduce the risk of warranty claims and downtime costs related to defective components.
- Low cost provider of secondary processing and assembly with flexibility to provide high performance automated or low cost manual solutions.
- Low landed total cost provider considering price, freight, customs, inventory carrying costs for Mexican projects.
- Fast, local service response with free local delivery and full bilingual support for Mexican projects.
- Size, technical depth, financial strength and experience which make Small Parts a low risk implementer of large outsourcing/transfer localization projects.

Watch the video that I recorded at the show and you will see a plethora of parts that the EV and auto industry uses.

For more information about the company, visit their website at

About the Reporter: After 39 years in the auto industry as a design engineer, Frank Sherosky now trades stocks, futures and writes articles, books and ebooks like, "Perfecting Corporate Character," "Awaken Your Speculator Mind", and "Millennial World Order" via He may be contacted here by email: [email protected] and followed in Twitter under @Authorfranks

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